Eine Waschtrommel und sonst nichts

Single-flow washing drum for removing clay during the processing of raw materials


The single-flow washing drum is the simplest solution for removing clay during the ­processing of raw materials. It also incurs the lowest maintenance costs compared to other solutions. In Belgium, Sagrex, a subsidiary of the HeidelbergCement Group, has equipped its washing plant at Marche-les-Dames with a washing drum supplied by ­Skako Vibration (Fig. 1).

1 One single-flow drum

Measuring 10 m in length and 3.20 m in diameter, this drum is the largest in the manufacturer’s standard range, although larger sizes can be supplied on request. The washing drum was commissioned at a new facility in summer 2008. Here the plant operator treats the limestone content from a deposit worked by Lhoist, a neighbouring company that processes the dolomitic content to produce lime from it. The two companies are connected by a road on which the dump trucks travel to supply Sagrex’ preliminary storage unit. ­Sagrex uses the dolomitic lime to produce aggregates for...

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